||Leah S. Glaser
Associate Professor of History
Department of History
208 DiLoreto Hall
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
Britain, CT 06050
Phone: (860) 832-2825
Areas of Specialization: Public History, 20th c. U.S.,
Leah S. Glaser received her B.A. in history from Tufts
University in 1992. She received her M.A. in public history
and Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University in 1996
and 2002 respectively. Prior to her arrival at CCSU in Fall
2006, she taught at Quinnipiac University, Arizona State
University, and in the Maricopa County Community Colleges. Her
public history experience includes work with the New Haven
Preservation Trust, Virginia Center for Digital History, the
United States Bureau of Reclamation, and the National Park
Her teaching interests include public history, historic
preservation, and the American West. Her current research
interests include reconciling the rural-industrial landscape
and the influence of northeast industry and
industrialization on western expansion.
In 2012, she received both the University-wide and CSU-wide
Norton Mezvinsky Research Awards.
- Electrifying the Rural American West;
Stories of Power, People, and Place. Lincoln:
University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
- “'A Paragon of Paradoxes:'
Native American Power and the Electrification of
Arizona’s Reservations,” in Energy and Indians:
Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest,
eds. Sherry L. Smith and Brian
Frehner. Santa Fe, NM: School
of American Research Press,
- “An Industrial Place in a Rural Space: The
Administrative History of Hopewell Furnace National
Historic Site,“ Philadelphia. PA: Northeast Regional
Office/ National Park Service/ Bloomington, IN:
Organization of American Historians, August 2005.
- “Nice Towers, eh?: Evaluating a Transmission Line in
Arizona.” CRM: Cultural Resource Management 20
(17), U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park
Service (1997), pgs. 23-24.
- “Working for Community: The Yaqui Indians at the
Salt River Project.” Journal of Arizona History 37, no.
4 (1996): 337-356.